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of the united states. president barack obama is campaigning there today as part of his road to charlotte. athena jones is traveling with the president. will the focus be much different from the looking forward kind of concept that he delivered in iowa on saturday? >> reporter: we expect the focus to be much the same responding to some extent to what we heard from the republicans at their convention last week. but as you mentioned, this is day two of the road to charlotte tour that the campaign is calling it. you can see the crowd behind me. they've lined up since early this morning, they are still making their way in. the president is expected to take the stage in about 30 minutes. this is an important battleground states. it only has nine electoral votes. but when you try to get to the magic number of 270, every little bit counts. it is going to be important to their calculus here. i should mention that the president has been to colorado 11 times since taking office. this is his eighth trip this year alone. so it shows you just how important colorado is to their campaign, fredricka. >> so the p
, but the president of the united states is not quite yet. this is urbandale, iowa. this is a big rally and this will be the president's seventh stop in iowa leading up to presidential election this november. all of this as he kicks off the warm-up act before the dnc gets under way this week in charlotte. we'll take you back to urbandale, iowa, as soon as the president arrives. >>> all right. a check of some of the news happening right now overseas. in central afghanistan two suicide bombers have targeted an afghan military base. the attacks killed 13 people, among the dead, a child, two women and four policemen. the taliban has claimed responsibility. >>> in south africa, protests are breaking out over the arrest of 270 platinum mine workers charged with the murder of 34 of their colleagues, but those workers were actually shot by police. south africa's justice minister is now demanding answers. >> after 50 years, the german inventor of the drug thalidomide has apologized to its victims. the drug taken by pregnant women caused babies to be born with deformed limbs. the head of a surviv
, there is not a liberal america or a conservative america, but a united states of america. >> reporter: he has made a sport of outspeaking the adversary. >> john mccain says that he would like to follow osama bin laden to the gates of hell, but he won't follow him to the gates where he lives. >> reporter: and yet he faces the biggest challenge tonight, can barack obama top barack obama? >> the expectations game tonight works against the president. it is a speech that will be compared to the '08 speech. >> reporter: obama comes from a long line of presidential party candidates who faced similar challenges. recall bill clinton's snoozer of a speech. >> in closing -- [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: became history when it was replaced by the 1992 rousing speech. >> i have news for those defenders of greed and the status quo, your time has come and gone. >> reporter: it is up to obama to live up to clinton's second successful convention speech. >> tonight, let us resolve to build that bridge to the 21st century to meet our challenges and protect our values. >> the president has to make a case for h
, perhaps even the first latino president of the united states. he knows full well why he was picked to give this speech. in his words he said, i'm young, and i'm hispanic. >> hey, everybody. i'm julian castro. >> reporter: first thing you need to know, it's pronounced julian castro. the j is silent. not julian. but even if you get the spanish wrong, don't worry. san antonio's mayor has never mastered spanish either. >> i understand it better than i speak it. i grew up in my household with my mother and grandmother mostly speaking english. i understand it, but speaking it back is always the challenge. >> reporter: julian castro's grandmother immigrated from mexico and worked in the chicano movement in san antonio. from the humble beginnings, julian and his twin brother went on to stanford university and harvard law school. now he is a rising star in the democratic party, tapped to give the keynote speech at the democratic convention, the same speech an unknown barack obama gave at the convention in 2004. >> you get talked about as someone who could be the first hispanic governor of texas. so
forces by the date certain that the united states is going to depart. if you stop the recruitment and revet all of the troops you would extend the amount of time before the united states reaches the level where it should say to the military that it's time for us to depart. but the united states says we're going to leave at this date. so the concern would be are you now going to try to accelerate the recruitment and training. the vetting process itself works well it just hasn't been enforce ed. >> do you think that perhaps there is a possibility that the u.s. will pull out earlier? >> no, i don't think so. not at all. i think what's important is the united states and nato have demonstrated a partnership with the afghans that is really unprecedented and unmatched. the united states is going to lean into the wind. they're not going to back off because we have got this trouble spot. they are instituting the rules and regulations they have in place. they are being more aggressive about those and they are also instituting a couple of extra steps in that there might be what is known as t
, colorado. the president of the united states stopping. >> tens of millions of americans with preexisting conditioning by repealing reform. he calls it obama care. i like the name. i do care. we thought to pass that law for families like ryan's. we know the heartbreak of a broken health care system. i don't mind if folks think i care, i do care. and i don't know exactly what the other sides' proposing. i guess you can call it romney doesn't care but this law is here to stay. we are not going to refight the battles of the last four years. we are going to implement this law and make the health care system work for families all across america. it is time to move forward. that is the choice in this election. of course, this isn't just the only battle that they want to refight. they want to refight battles we thought were settled in the last century. in november you will have some say as to whether women should be trusted to make their own health care decisions. i think they are. you'll have some say as to whether students who were brought here by their parents as infants and have gone to scho
the united states, i don't think people want to hurt as badly as it's going to take to put their plan into action. that's what i think. i always like to guy that has the printing press that makes the money. i like that guy. >> let's talk about your guy. you know charlotte. you know back in 2008 then senator, his campaign official has been quick to point out his convention speech in denver, who can forget that night. it sold out in 24 hours. we are four days out from the president's big speech. he's got this 74,000 seater stadium and they have no indication they're going to be able to fill it up. what does that tell you? >> it ought to be bobble head night. they need to give something away. >> all seriousness. >> they were accusing cnn of standing in empty seats, the unnamed network of accusing you of making it look like romney didn't have people at his convention. i think no matter how many people show up here at the stadium, i don't think anybody will be talking about that within three days. how about if he take this occupy people and let them occupy the empty seats. i live in hollyw
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will really buy into and listen to. he is like the president of the united states, a harvard law grad. he has a twin brother. he grew up with a single mom, some challenges there in his personal life. and pretty dynamic speaker. so people are hoping to tune in. obviously, for democrats, the latino vote is huge this election cycle. even here in states like north carolina, a large and growing minority population. so they're hoping julian castro really strikes a cord this evening, ashley. >> and people should remember back in 2004, there was a young man who was the keynote speaker named, oh, i believe it was barack hussein obama. >> i was on the floor for that. >> ah, you remember it well, don't you? let's talk about getting down to business. and that is the party platform. obviously, it differs from the republican party platform. but it also differs from past democratic platforms. i'm talking to you, same-sex marriage. so what else is in there, and what exactly does the platform say? >> right. well, same-sex marriage is a thing i think we're all looking at, because it's a little bit different. b
the tone for the entire convention. >> we will have a new president of the united states. a democrat born not to the blood of kings but to the blood of pioneers and immigrants. >> bill clinton gave the keynote speech. barack obama has given a keynote speech. i'm julian castro. >> reporter: castro knows the burden is on him to appeal to latinos as well as inspire a broader audience of voters. >> the choice that we have to make in this election is whether to continue to invest so that everyone can reach the american dream or whether we're going to scale back from that. >> reporter: with an estimated 12 million latino voters expected to cast ballots in november, both campaigns are fighting hard for their attention. >> can't just trot out a brown face and spanish surname and expect people are going to vote for your party or your candidate. >> reporter: that's why delagara, a professor at columbia university, says the choice of julian castro to deliver the keynote was smart. >> castro brings, as a speaker, a number of important characteristics. he is smart. he's well educated. he is politicall
of the united states. so that if they don't do so well, the expectations game is a little lower. reminds me when al gore was debating george w. bush in 2000, al gore, the vice president of the united states, was seen as a great debate, george w. bush not so much. but then al gore, you know, had some fumbles and in terms of the sighing he did and a lot of people were paying attention to that. and bush all of a sudden looked a whole lot better. these debates can be significant for relatively trivial things like that, if, for example, and you remember when the first president bush, george h.w. bush, you know, at one of the presidential debates started looking at his watch and it looked like he was ready to move on. let's get out of here, already. that hurt him, i think, in his re-election bid against bill clinton back in 1992. it is part of the game. it is what goes on. but i think these debates are going to be really, really important for that, 6%, 7%, 8% who are legitimately undecided or switchable, haven't completely made up their minds. they're going to be watching the three presidential debate
here in the united states of america. >> the problem with saying that these are good jobs is the facts don't seem to support it. some of of the jobs were temporary and paid for by the stimulus or perhaps census work or that sort of thing. so they did not last. and some of the jobs are not worth the jobs that we lost. a variety of studies say we lost more middle to upper income jobs an gained more lower level jobs. the simple truth is that the numbers may be technically correct in some of the claims, but when you look at all of the details, there is an awful lot more that needs to be seen. this is tom foreman, charlotte. >>> the b.t. founder bob johnson was not a fn of president obama four years ago, so what has actually changed? we will talk to him live in a moment. on once empty fields. everyday you see all the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the country, around the corner. us bank. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ there's another way to help
it is going to be. and will the united states and the remainder of the nato forces will be able to achieve the right numbers of afghan security forces in the time that is allotted in order to facilitate that departure as you indicated. so the key question is, does this now put the u.s. departure on to a different time line and that is more of a political discussion than it does the realities on the ground. as you well know, and you have been embedded with these guys before. >> the one thing that they kept talking about is that they complained that the afghans were abandoning their posts, and they complained that they weren't reliable. that, these were, you know, uneducated, but they did not say, these guys are attacking us. and now you have that kind of lack of trust between the two individuals and how do you ever get that back? >> well, you truly have to keep working at it. you are absolutely spot-on. you can get it back. it can be reclaimed, the issue becomes one of trust and counter intuitively what is happening is that through the implementation of some of the new changes is u.s. and n
from now. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. and on every issue, the choice you face won't just be between two candidates or two parties. it will be a choice between two different paths for america. ours is a fight to restore the values that built the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known. now, our friends down in tampa at the republican convention, were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america. but they didn't have much to say how they'd make it right. they want your vote, but they don't want you to know their plan. and that's because all they had to offer is the same prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years. have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit too high? try another. feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning. i'm asking you to rally. around a set of goals for your country, goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit. real achievable plans that will lead to new jobs. more opportunity.
to them tonight there is not a liberal america and conservative america, there is the united states of america. >> reporter: he's made a sport out of outtalking his adversaries. >> john mccain likes to say that he'll follow bin laden to the gates of hell, but he won't even follow him to the cave where he lives. >> reporter: but in charlotte he faces perhaps his biggest challenger yet, can barack obama top barack obama? >> the expectations game definitely works against the president. it is a speech that is going to be compared to the '08 speech. >> reporter: obama comes from a long line of democratic party presidential candidates who face similar speaking challenges. recall how bill clinton's snoozer of a speech in 1988 -- >> reporter: became history when it was replaced by his rousing 1992 speech. >> i have news for the forces of greed and the defenders of the status quo, your time has come and gone. >> reporter: it's up to obama to live up to clinton's successful second convention speech. >> tonight let us resolve to build that bridge to the 21st century, to meet our challenges and
hispanic governor of texas, some people suggesting the first hispanic president of the united states. do you like that kind of talk? can you handle that kind of pressure? >> no, i'd be lying if i said that's not flattering. of course it's flattering to anybody, but the biggest mistake that i could make or anybody could make in this situation is to believe the press. to believe the hype. >> reporter: castro was elected mayor in 2009, and then re-elected with 82% of the vote. now he's 37, the youngest mayor of a top 50 city in the united states. he's also used to the baby face jokes. one of the funnier things that has happened to you when you first met president obama, he jokingly asked if you were the intern. >> that's right. yeah. >> you being asked to do this speech, is that kind of making up for that jab? >> i don't know. i don't know. but i accept, you know, i always got the age jokes at different points in my career. >> is it still happening? >> every now and then. you know, i'm starting to get the gray hair that i need from my 3-year-old daughter and from politics. >> reporter: this
in the path of isaac. >>> controversial arizona sheriff joe arpaio is off the hook. the united states attorneys office said it will not file any charges against arpaio or his staff. they were accused of using county issued credit cards and funds. arpaio said he's happy with the decision. a second police officer is put on leave after a disturbing incident in st. paul, minnesota, tachl a look. you see one of the officers kicking a suspect in the chest while he was on the ground. an investigation is under way. police are asking the public not to rush to judgment. the suspect was allegedly threatening a woman in the neighborhood. >>> to politics now and the democrats are on deck. their national convention starts tuesday, just five days after the republicans wrapped up theirs. cnn political editor paul steinhauser is in charlotte, north carolina this morning, site of the democratic national convention. paul, good morning to you. so lay out some of the highlights for us, if you will. >> good morning, randi. democrats are going to say the theme of their convention is americans coming togethe
for widespread use in the united states. >>> a new chapter in penn state's tarnished history ends in defeat today. the nittany lions lost the season opener to ohio university. it was the first game following the jerry sandusky child abuse scandal that rocked the team and the university. it was also the first home opener since 1949 without legendary coach joe paterno. paterno died two months after he was fired from the team. >>> isaac has had a lot to do with rising gas prices. right now the national average is at $3.83 for a gallon of regular unleaded. it's up eight cents over last week. some stations in the south have seen a 20-cent jump in the past week and a lot of it is because of the closure of oil rigs and refineries that were in the path of isaac. all right. he has won the third largest powerball in history. $337 million is written on that check right there. donald lawson quit his job working on the michigan railroads after learning he was the winner. but he says the win won't change him a whole lot. he'll keep on living the simple life. >>> all right. mention the song "sweet home alabama"
the united states of america and god bless the great people of ohio! thank you so very much, thank you! >> mitt romney there speaking live in cincinnati, ohio, a key swing state, of course, so that explains his visit there for this so-called victory rally, once again being introduced by his wife, ann romney, a very strong surrogate for mitt romney. we will continue our discussion. we'll take a look at his comments there and talk about it more with amy holmes and maria cardona after a quick break. there were a lot of claims made at the republican national convention as well. we'll talk more about that. separating some fact from fiction. [ kate ] most women mayt be properly absorbing the calcium they take because they don't take it with food. switch to citracal maximum plus d. it's the only calcium supplement that can be taken with or without food. that's why my doctor recommends citracal maximum. it's all about absorption. exclusive to the military, and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build
to be the top diplomat in the united states. i think that their relationship has evolved to be a very good relationship and you will see it manifest by the remarks wednesday night. and one of the dangers of saying, oh, there's all of the trouble between bill clinton and barack obama and what have you, you see, i think that when we leave charlotte, i expect and hopefully the people saying bill really went to bat for barack obama wednesday night. >> and how is it after thursday that the president accepts the nominations that you have the friday jobs morning and chairman fed ben bernanke to talk about whether or not they will inject more stimulus into the economy and are people going to essentially take a look at those numbers and those speeches looking forward in the next two months? >> well, obviously, that is going to matter and you preferring to have a good jobs number and not a bad jobs number, of course, you do. but we have come into the convention with 8.3% unemployment and they have just finished their convention and the race is tight. knock me over with a feather, that is not a bad p
week. some stations in the southern united states have seen a 20-cent bump in the past week because of oil rigs and refineries closed because of hurricane isaac. >>> a new york city priest well known for his tv and radio appearances is in big trouble with his archdiocese and with his flock. he is apologizing for some puzzling comments he made defending fellow clergymen, particularly those accused of being pedophiles. cnn's deborah feyerick has more. >> reporter: when father benedict groeschel celebrated his 50 years with the franciscan friars of renewal on this youtube video he couldn't have anticipated the anger he'd face over his comments concerning priests and sexual abuse. those comments have drawn fire from survivors and the new york archdiocese. the popular catholic author, radio host, and tv figure known simply as father benedict describing convicted serial pedophile jerry sandusky as "this poor guy" before going on to defend predatory priests by blaming children for their own abuse, in his words, a lot of the cases, the youngster, 14, 16, 18, is the seducer. describing a fat
about iran's nuclear capabilities. israel's benjamin netanyahu wants the united states to establish this quote/unquote red line that iran cannot cross with this nuclear program if it wants to avoid war. prime minister netanyahu spoke with cnn's katie crowley yesterday morning saying time is running short to get iran to listen. >> they're moving very rapidly to completing the enrichment of the uranium they need to produce a nuclear bomb. in six months or so, they will be 90% of the way there i think it is important to place a red line in front of iran and i think that reduces the chances of military conflict. if they know there is a point, a stage in the enrichment or other nuclear activities that they cannot cross because they'll face consequences, i think they'll actually not cross it. >> no doubt how the u.s. handles the country that crosses the red line has become part of the race for the white house. cnn goes in depth on the issue of foreign policy this week. see how mitt romney differs from president obama over two looming issues internationally. first, iran's nuclear program.
they have said sort of generally is that the united states, and the president in particular, shares that same goal as benjamin netanyahu does of preventing iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, and so that's sort of the official word coming from the white house to the remarks made by the prime minister yesterday. >> all right. dan lothian, thanks, dan. good to see you, as always. >>> just a handful of swing states could decide who is going to win the presidential race. polls showing president obama with a slight edge in several of those swing states. they are neck and neck with some others. paul, first of all, we've got poll numbers, and it looks like some of these swing states are very much still in play. some not so much. what do we know? >> you know, let's not talk about ohio and florida because we've talked about them so much in the last couple of days. let's talk about the other swing states. a brand new poll out in virginia has the president up by just two points. take a look at that. we factored into a cnn poll of polls. this averages all the most recent polls in virginia. we
this week while the democratic national convention is taking place, the united states' total debt is going to eclipse $16 trillion. that speaks louder than any kind of reminiscing to when bill clinton was president. >> cnn contributors will cain and lz granderson, many thanks to you. and you can take part in the dnc and cnn's election roundtable. this tuesday, join wolf blitzer and our political team for a live virtual chat. go to cnn.com/roundtable and submit your questions, and we will give you the answers in realtime. the "cnn election roundtable" is at 12:00 noon eastern on tuesday. >>> as charlotte preps for the democratic national convention, some who will arrive there won't necessarily receive a terribly warm welcome. they've been called the paparazzi of politics. you'll hear from one, next. >>> newsmakers have to be vigilant nowadays as the paparazzi close in, filming their every move, but we're not talking about hollywood elite. we're talking politicians, whose own words can be used as ammunition against them. kelly m aaher is a tracker for revealingpolitics.com. she'll be at the
man who aspires to be our president should keep both his treasure and his heart in the united states of america. >> governor strictland joins us here and i have to ask you the first question, did you write your own material. >> part of it. >> did you write the line about the santa claus, and that is the one line that everybody responded to? >> no, but i contributed to it. we modified it a few times. the scripture reference was mine obviously. >> okay. were you fair when you talked about the economic patriotism here, and the idea that his own behavior and what he does in the business and the taxes is linked to his love of the country. i mean is that a fair criticism? i mean -- >> well, i don't question mr. romney's love for america, because i know he loves america deeply, but what i mean with economic patriotism and i was very careful to say economic patriotism has to do with how he uses his personal resources and where he invests them, and i compare it to americans in world war ii when the country was in need of investment, and americans were asked to buy war bonds to use their resou
you can raise a family on, good jobs right here in the united states of america. >> the problem with saying that these are good jobs is the facts just don't seem to support it. some of the jobs are temporary paid for by the stimulus or perhaps census work, that sort of thing, so they didn't really last. and some jobs weren't worth the jobs we lost. we lost middle and upper income jobs and we've gained more lower income jobs. while the numbers may be technically correct in some of these claims, when you look at all the details, there's an awful lot more that needs to be seen. this is tom foreman, charlotte. >>> prime time continues at 7:00 with wolf blitzer and anderson cooper. >>> embarrassed and concerned? that's what the commander of the navy s.e.a.l.s wrote to troops after release of the book "no easy day." the book wrote by former navy s.e.a.l. has classic information about the osama bin laden raid and s.e.a.l. training. the book is already a hit, outselling "50 shades of grey." the part of the controversy is the s.e.a.l. is even writing about his work. they're normally very
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